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Anorexia

loss of appetite

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Antibacterial

active against bacteria

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Antibiotic

term used synonymously with antibacterial

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Aplastic Anemia

blood disorder caused by damage to the bone marrow resulting in a marked reduction in the number of red blood cells and some white blood cells

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Bactericidal

drug or agent that destroys or kills bacteria

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Bacteriostatic

drug or agent that slows or retards the multiplication of bacteria

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Crystalluria

formation of crystals in the urine

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Leukopenia

decrease in number of leukocytes (white blood cells)

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Pruritus

itching

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Steven-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)

fever, cough, muscular aches and pains, headache, and lesions of the skin, mucous membranes, and eyes; the lesions appear as red wheals or blisters, often starting on the face, in the mouth or on the lips, neck, and extremities

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Stomatitis

inflammation of a cavity opening, such as the oral cavity

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Thrombocytopenia

decreased number of platelets in the blood

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Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN)

toxic skin reaction with sloughing of skin and mucous membranes

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Urticaria

hives; itchy wheals on the skin resulting from contact with or ingestion of an allergenic substance or food